Looking For Feedback - Would You Guys Like To See Today's Trucking News Headlines? Give Me Some Ideas

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Dave Reid's Comment
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You could post it to FB the way you do the weekly one

We have a section on the website for trucking news articles and we post 3 times a week. The articles we're posting are mostly longer, more involved articles about important topics in the trucking industry.

However, I know a lot of you guys follow the news in the trucking industry and like to know what's going on right now. Would you guys like to see daily news headlines, maybe a list of the top 10 current news stories that truckers would care about? It could be weather related, accidents, trucking-related government headlines, ongoing DOT enforcement checks, black smoke matters rallies - anything and everything related to trucking, but mostly focused on short term stuff that only matters right now or is happening right now, as opposed to longer, deeper dives into important topics.

So the question is, would you guys like to see "today's trucking headlines" and if so, where? Would you like us to post a topic in here each day with a list of headlines? Would you like to see a list of headlines on the main forum page somewhere, like maybe below the list of conversations so it's not in the way all the time but still easy to find?

We're trying to figure out if this is a feature you guys would like to see, and how would you like us to implement it?

Thanks so much!

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Awesome feedback you guys - thanks a ton for that!

I think accidents/photos can be a teaching tool...

Oh absolutely. We're going to focus on teaching moments and really bizarre ones, like following GPS onto a frozen lake or onto the Jersey Boardwalk. But we're not going to focus on reporting a lot of accidents.

Having a dedicated section, and a post linking to the articles, seems a good way to do it. The same way that the special topic articles, and podcasts, are linked.

Yeah, I think that's what we're going to do. We have our trucking news section and we'll divide that up into three different columns - daily headlines, "short haul" articles which are a few paragraphs long, and longer in-depth articles on important topics.

Do you have the ability to keep that thread at the top of the reading que so it doesn't disappear as new topics appear? just a thought.

I do, but I've avoided doing that so far. I haven't wanted to muddle up the natural flow of conversations with pinned topics that stay in the way all the time. I'm not sure where I'll post the headlines, but I'm thinking I might do it at the bottom of the main page under the list of newest conversations. That way the headlines are on the main page of the forum, so they're easy to find and tons of people will see them, but they're not at the top of the page where they're in everyone's face all the time. We'll experiment a little bit to figure out what works.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Tractor Man's Comment
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Everyone is in agreement, so I will be the dissenting vote.

NO!!!

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Actually, it's a great idea, looking forward to it.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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One very important side benefit is it would relieve Marc Lee of this tremendous burden and responsibility and let him concentrate on his driving. Win-Win

Rainy 's Comment
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Everyone is in agreement, so I will be the dissenting vote.

NO!!!

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Actually, it's a great idea, looking forward to it.

Im shocked. you are the trouble maker

Bruce K.'s Comment
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What a relief. Thanks Rainy, I thought I was the only trouble maker here. Whew!

PackRat's Comment
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Everyone is in agreement, so I will be the dissenting vote.

NO!!!

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Actually, it's a great idea, looking forward to it.

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Im shocked. you are the trouble maker

“He’s the troublemaker” she writes?!?! Milk shoots from my mouth and nose!rofl-3.gif

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Ok, I caught that again.

Doug C.'s Comment
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I think it is a stellar idea. Put wherever it is easy to find. Thanks.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Only if we have Anchorman hosting it (old timers know who I'm talking about)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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